Member of an old Greek Shipping Family. Father of two daughters, from his Panamanian wife, he is a director of EMBIRICOS SHIPBROKERS Ltd. He studied Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Durham University and holds a Master‟s degree in Economics and Management from MIT. He is presently sitting on the Executive Committee as Marine Committee Chairman BIMCO. He served as BIMCO‟s President and Chairman of the Board of Directors from 2007 to 2009. He sits on the Advisory Board of the Panama Canal and is a director of the Maritime Industry foundation. He is also on the Steering Committee of Euromed Marseille Ecole de Management School. He has participated in numerous conferences and study groups and has written many articles. During his time as Chairman of Intertanko „s technical committee in the early 80‟s in addition to his attendance to IMO‟s meetings on safety and antipollution, Following the Exxon Valdez accident, He wrote a book, “The Quest for the Environmental Ship”, a study of tanker designs to reduce oil pollution. He also carried research with Lloyds Register and developed a test model of a system to minimise pollution during accidents. He produced a film on his experiments (Rescue Tanks) (Tankers). He has had extensive experience in Shipping International Maritime affairs through his positions in the Executive Committees of BIMCO (1999- Now) and Intertanko (1989-1997 where he was vice –Chairman from 1992-97). More recently he wrote a book –“the Panama Canal and its Expansion”, a book destined to the youth of Panama, that explains the rationale behind the construction of a third set of locks. This book has been translated in six other languages and can be down loaded from the BIMCO‟s website, He is preparing a series of booklets in the same format on the history of shipping.